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The city of Manchester Board of Aldermen approved the next phase of the Proposition S Street Improvement project at its regular meeting on March 15. Alderman Paul Hamill (Ward 1) was absent.

M & H Concrete Contractors was awarded the contract as the lowest responsible bid of four received for the concrete and asphalt city street reconstruction. With the budget slated for $3.4 million, the contract with M & H is not to exceed $2,825.088.88, including a 3% change order in the amount of $84,752.67 for unforeseen work conditions, for a total of $3,151,429.37.

The concrete street improvements include the replacement of deteriorated concrete pavement slabs at various locations throughout the city and the total reconstruction of one asphalt overlaid concrete street this year.

The asphalt streets reconstruction project will be bid separately later this year and awarded as a separate contract.

The work will begin this spring and has a planned end date of Nov. 19, weather permitting.